Detox of South Florida (DSF) is a Detox program with a bed capacity of 36. The length of treatment varies as per the client’s individual needs asDetox of South Floridaprovides Detox, intensive inpatient and residential one programming. Treatment is geared to client’s needs. Detox of South Florida provides a structured group treatment setting with 24 hours per day, 7 days per week supervision for clients who have major skill deficits in activities of daily living and independent living, and are in need of intensive staff supervision, support and assistance. Nursing services are provided on this level but are limited to medication administration, monitoring vital signs, first aid, and individual assistance with ambulation, bathing, dressing, eating and grooming as indicated in 65E-4.016(4)(a).
Detox of South Florida believes that detoxification involves much more than simply medically withdrawing a patient from alcohol or other drugs.
Detox of South Florida provides 24-hour supervision, observation, and support for patients who are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawals. The primary emphasis is placed on ensuring that the patients are medically stable (including the initiation and tapering of medications used for the treatment of substance use withdrawal); assessing for adequate bio-psychosocial stability, quickly intervening to establish this adequately; and facilitating effective linkage to and engagement in other appropriate inpatient and outpatient services.
At this level of care, physicians are available 24 hours per day by phone 7 days a week. A physician is available to provide on-site monitoring of care and further evaluation on a daily basis. An RN or other qualified nursing specialist are present to administer an initial assessment upon admission. The Nurses are responsible for overseeing the monitoring of the patient’s progress and medication administration on an hourly basis, if needed.
Residential eligibility for clients entering Detox of South Florida must be diagnosed as having a mental health illness, 18 years of age or older, ambulatory or capable of self-transfer, able to participate in treatment programming and services, free of major medical conditions requiring ongoing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week nursing services; Assessed as having the potential, with staff supervision, to self-administer medication, maintain personal hygiene, and participate in social interaction; and does not exhibit chronic inappropriate behavior which disrupts the facility’s activities or is harmful to self or others
DSF has clear procedures in place for implementing and pursuing appropriate medical referral and linkage, especially in the case of emergencies. Our program provides 24-hour supervision, observation, and support for patients who are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal.
The staffing patterns are at a minimum 1-8 staff to resident ratio with never less than 2 staff on the premises at all times.